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<br /> Gartner Data Center Conference 2013<br /> December 9 – 12 | Las Vegas, NV | gartner.com/us/datacenter<br /> Taking Charge, Leading Change — Your I&O Transformation Can’t Wait<br /> TRIP REPORT<br /> Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 was held December 9 – 12, at the<br /> Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, NV. This trip report summarizes<br /> the event and provides highlights of the attendee experience.<br /> Overview<br /> The need to abandon outdated data center concepts and proactively embrace I&O<br /> transformation was a consistent theme of Gartner Data Center Conference 2013.<br /> Three and a half intensive days of analyst-led sessions, private one-on-one consultations<br /> and interactive peer roundtables made it clear that I&O is in the midst of a revolution,<br /> rendering traditional data center definitions obsolete.<br /> With 56 Gartner analysts and 2,250 attendees, the event was 2013’s largest gathering of<br /> I&O thought leaders and pr<a title="NA Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 Trip Report page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73adb1ed?page=1"> Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 December 9 – </a> <a title="NA Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 Trip Report page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73adb1ed?page=2"> Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 December 9 – </a> <a title="NA Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 Trip Report page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73adb1ed?page=3"> Guest keynotes Being decisive A master storytell</a> <a title="NA Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 Trip Report page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73adb1ed?page=4"> Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 December 9 – </a> <a title="NA Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 Trip Report page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73adb1ed?page=5"> Top 5 most-attended analyst-led track sessions F1</a> <a title="NA Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 Trip Report page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73adb1ed?page=6"> Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 December 9 – </a> <a title="NA Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 Trip Report page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73adb1ed?page=7"> Snapshot of attendees Who participated in the 201</a> <a title="NA Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 Trip Report page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73adb1ed?page=8"> Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 December 9 – </a> <a title="NA Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 Trip Report page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73adb1ed?page=9"> Post-event resources Customizable post-event wor</a> <a title="NA Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 Trip Report page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73adb1ed?page=10"> Gartner data Center Conference 2014 December 2 –</a>